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Wincanton Interview Questions

Updated 4 Jan 2019
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    Training Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Wincanton in July 2017.

    Interview

    Presentation, Workshop and Competency based.

    Interview held about 3 months prior to job starting! I attended as an external candidate with only 1 other (internal). The interviewing parties were expecting at least another 3 candidates but these were "no shows", I wonder why?

    The workshop and presentation part of the interview were a joke! 2 employees from the shop floor had to be bought in to bolster the numbers to make it realistic! Both the workshop and presentation were wholly irrelevant for a Training manager role. During the presentation (to validate what i do not know.....if you can present......This was a Training manager role!)

    Absolutely no feedback throughout the entire process and very very poor communication all round. to this day........STILL no feedback. Awful!!!

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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chippenham, South West England, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Wincanton (Chippenham, South West England, England) in December 2018.

    Interview

    Single stage, friendly receptionist set the tone - relaxed yet professional .
    There was an informal feel where the company business was fully explained. The current issues with the role I applied for were detailed, leaving me clear what was reauired and why. All main stakeholders were discussed in detail, so I understood how everything fitted together.
    Then questioning by two managers. It was a sing,e phase process, no second interview and I was offered the position about 10 days after interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Drawing from past experience to measure capability, questioning of work methods and approach. Asking about tasks that I was proud of any why. Seeking to understand aspirations and self drive.
      Attempting to u deerstalker d your character and what motivates you. Direct questions on current salary, enefits etc - which saves time!   Answer Question
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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at Wincanton (London, England) in December 2016.

    Interview

    The interview took place at Wincanton site in London with HR. There were conflicting details surrounding the role. The agent had a particular version of JD salary, benefits etc and the HR person had a much different JD and benefits package. Finally it took more than a month to obtain feed back which wasn't very informative.

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    • The interview questions were fairly generic   1 Answer

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    Finance Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Wincanton.

    Interview

    Interviewers were very friendly and easy to talk to. Questions werent too hard. Lasted around 40mins. There was only one stage process and they let me known i got the job within a week

    overall a good experience.

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    Negotiation

    I did negoiate via my agency didnt get what I wanted but job walking distance so I save in travel.


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    Solutions Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chippenham, South West England, England
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Wincanton (Chippenham, South West England, England) in March 2018.

    Interview

    Applied through LinkedIn. HR called a couple of weeks later and said they would book a F2F but not heard back for weeks. One fine day, got a call back again and the F2F was arranged the next week. Attended the interview taking a day off, driving 250 miles - never heard back from them with a yes or no.

    Interview Questions

    • Very informal, usual interview questions - most challenging project, one thing you could have done differently in your career etc.   Answer Question

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    Regional Human Resources Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Worsley, England
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Wincanton (Worsley, England) in November 2016.

    Interview

    General competency based questions. Found out at the interview that the role I was being interviewed for was not the one I had applied for. Different competencies and experience required, which is a shame as I had prepared based on the one I had applied for. 3 weeks on and I have received no feedback, despite emailing to ask. I feel as if my time has been disrespected, both in preparing and in attending. This was a job I was excited about. I used a days leave to attend. The lack of communication afterwards has left a sour taste in my mouth. Not good practice Wincanton.

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    Human Resources Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Wincanton (London, England) in April 2016.

    Interview

    It was a two tier interview process, I only got to stage one, which was competency and experience based.
    After this stage I got rejected. This was communicated with the standard one line e-mail about the high caliber of other applicants.
    After meeting in person at the interview, in my view, they should have taken the courtesy of informing me over the phone and providing feedback.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you tell us about a time when you handled a complicated ER case.   Answer Question
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    Dispatch Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lutterworth, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Wincanton (Lutterworth, England) in January 2011.

    Interview

    Introduced through an Agency, 1 interview , fair questions on work history and any recent achievement's, it was informal with a set of competency based questions. I was interviewed by the contract manager and operations manager and they made me feel pretty relaxed. This was an entry level operational job so I feel the questions were more to get to know me and my work ethics.

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    • What do you know about Wincanton? and worked through job history on my CV asking job related questions.   1 Answer

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    Warehouse Operative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Doncaster, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Wincanton (Doncaster, England) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Company and job out-lay presented to a group of 20+ applicants. Explaining the shift pattern ,do's and don'ts ,expectations and requirements. Presentation of a slide show to indicate the job specs. and Health and Safety procedures.

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    Warehouse Operative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Accrington, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Wincanton (Accrington, England).

    Interview

    Applied via Indeed online, invited for a 30 minute interview at the Blackburn site. Everyone I came in contact with was extremely friendly and welcoming. Upon completion of the F2F interview I completed a written task (15 minutes) found more difficult.

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